Broncos Roster, Signings and Rumours Discussion 2022

Wolfie

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Carrigan?

Nope, not Patty. They are obviously going to sound out some players off contract for 2023, and a few that arent. As i said before, i know of a couple of Cowboys players that have been informally contacted.
 

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Nope, not Patty. They are obviously going to sound out some players off contract for 2023, and a few that arent. As i said before, i know of a couple of Cowboys players that have been informally contacted.
We don’t have any players I’d be that cut about losing in ‘23, and quite a few id gladly give them.

Farnworth and Patty are the only ones and I don’t think either would leave if they get fair offers from the broncos.

I do wonder if the NRL will allow the new club any quirks around contracted players .
 

Morkel

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It seems like BSmith is tight with Munster... and also off contract in 2023... and also wants to move to SEQ because his family is now here.

Also comes down to whether the plastics actually want Munster... Munster has said he wants to come, but do they want him now that he comes with a bit of baggage.

I mean they should want him as his profile and star appeal is sky high at the moment (as is Munster more often than not) and he is a QLD origin player to boot... so he's perfect to build around

Good point. After Munster's comments it was just kind of accepted that Munster will be one of their first signings. Will Wayne want him? Especially as Munster seems to have gone in to cruise mode, is he looking to play a Fifita brand of comfortable footy for a million a year?
 

Wolfie

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We don’t have any players I’d be that cut about losing in ‘23, and quite a few id gladly give them.

Farnworth and Patty are the only ones and I don’t think either would leave if they get fair offers from the broncos.

I do wonder if the NRL will allow the new club any quirks around contracted players .

I think Turpin being a Redcliffe old boy and Oates would be good signings for them from us, and maybe James if he stays injury free. Tabuai-Fidow is the big one i have heard about. Obviously Munster as well if Wayne ends up there, but i wouldnt rule out Manu either.They will struggle most to find a 7 i reckon though. I think most of their real top level signings you will see in place for 2024.
 

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I think Turpin being a Redcliffe old boy and Oates would be good signings for them from us, and maybe James if he stays injury free. Tabuai-Fidow is the big one i have heard about. Obviously Munster as well if Wayne ends up there, but i wouldnt rule out Manu either.They will struggle most to find a 7 i reckon though. I think most of their real top level signings you will see in place for 2024.
I agree and they’d be decent signings for them. They’re absolutely welcome to take them also. Wayne might even take Milford with him. Wayne might chuck Isaako on a wing too.
 

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I agree and they’d be decent signings for them. They’re absolutely welcome to take them also. Wayne might even take Milford with him. Wayne might chuck Isaako on a wing too.

Milford would be a target, but i dont see room for him and Munster if he goes there. I thought maybe Kodi as well but he is another who is more a 6 than a 7. I think if they could get a decent spine for 2023, maybe Hammer, Munster and Brandon Smith they could be quite competitive.
 

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They will have to make do with Turpin or maybe even Paix (who I would hate to lose and would only be willing to do so for Grant). Grant will be with us and B.Smith will stay at the storm (wishful thinking but it all sounds better when you sound like you are in the know).
 

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Realistically, how long could Bennett be coaching the new team for? Prior to the kick off of the 2023 season he will be 73 years of age. They would have to be working on a succession plan from the outset as well.
 

Kimlo

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Realistically, how long could Bennett be coaching the new team for? Prior to the kick off of the 2023 season he will be 73 years of age. They would have to be working on a succession plan from the outset as well.
The idea is, probably, to build a strong foundation and setup the next coach. I don't think he'll coach beyond 75 personally.
 

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I agree and they’d be decent signings for them. They’re absolutely welcome to take them also. Wayne might even take Milford with him. Wayne might chuck Isaako on a wing too.
I actually wouldn’t be surprised if this was part of the reason Milford only got a 1 year deal. If he plays half decent, he will get an upgrade somewhere. Honestly we should have kept him for a small amount of money for a year to see if he works with Reynolds
 

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The idea is, probably, to build a strong foundation and setup the next coach. I don't think he'll coach beyond 75 personally.
Yeah probably be the “Coach” for 2022, 23 and 24 and then move into an overseer type role id imagine. Maybe even trying to poach Jason Dimitreu back from rabbits if he does alright these next couple years
 

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Realistically, how long could Bennett be coaching the new team for? Prior to the kick off of the 2023 season he will be 73 years of age. They would have to be working on a succession plan from the outset as well.

I reckon he will go for another 3 or 4 years. He's not really your average 72 year old. He's incredibly fit and still seems to have that drive and he just loves coaching. Wouldnt surprise me if he goes longer than that.

I can see the succesion plan in place. Probably Cameron Smith just to haunt us some more.
 

Kimlo

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I reckon he will go for another 3 or 4 years. He's not really your average 72 year old. He's incredibly fit and still seems to have that drive and he just loves coaching. Wouldnt surprise me if he goes longer than that.

I can see the succesion plan in place. Probably Cameron Smith just to haunt us some more.
I remember back in the days he would regularly beat players in fitness drills. He still looks as fit as I've seen any 70+ year old person be, I wonder if he can still keep up with the players.
 

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I remember back in the days he would regularly beat players in fitness drills. He still looks as fit as I've seen any 70+ year old person be, I wonder if he can still keep up with the players.

He was still doing it a couple of years ago so i'd say he must still be pretty fit. I saw the other day he was still playing Tennis, but that was only against Russel Crowe!
 

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I reckon he will go for another 3 or 4 years. He's not really your average 72 year old. He's incredibly fit and still seems to have that drive and he just loves coaching. Wouldnt surprise me if he goes longer than that.

I can see the succesion plan in place. Probably Cameron Smith just to haunt us some more.
Age waits for no man. Time will catch up to Wayne, and will catch up quicker than he may choose to admit.
 

The Strapper

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id be asking Bennett to create a job that doesn’t directly impact Kev’s head coaching role and then throwing obscene amounts of money at him.
Doubt he would be interested. That sort of thing has been tried before and he has said he only wants to do hands on coaching.
 

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